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knocking noise when braking...?

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not2nitedarling Sat 08-Feb-14 12:28:49

I drive a y reg astra. It makes a knocking sound when I press the brakes when slowing down for junction. any ideas?

not2nitedarling Sat 08-Feb-14 18:49:58


nannynick Sat 08-Feb-14 18:57:25

Pads, Discs, could be either or both. I had that recently, both got replaced - fairly costly.

I know nothing about cars though, just drive one. I rely on the mechanics knowing what is wrong and fixing it.

CatONineTails Sat 08-Feb-14 19:04:49

Track rod ends, or tie rods. Can't remember which is was but my car did exactly the same thing and that was the problem. And without wanting to scare you too much, it was serious despite only being a bit of a knocking noise. My mechanic told me the wheel could have come off at any point. It wasn't an expensive fix though (I can't remember how much it cost which means it was probably well under £100!).

fortyplus Sat 08-Feb-14 19:12:46

Could be shock absorbers - you brake and the worn shocks can't absorb the 'dip' forwards. Some cars have suspension that needs to be pumped up (with hydaulic fluid) from time to time, so it might just be that.

PrimalLass Sat 08-Feb-14 19:13:39

I had this. Cannot remember what is was, but will ask OH. It wasn't anything major.

PrimalLass Sat 08-Feb-14 19:15:44

Have googled and now I remember. It was the CV joint.

CatONineTails Sat 08-Feb-14 19:24:21

CV joints tend to knock when turning corners IME <banger driver>

fourlegstwolegs Tue 11-Feb-14 22:30:31

Whatever it is, go and get it fixed!

ItStillLooksLikeRainDear Tue 11-Feb-14 23:02:01

DH locked in the boot?

fortyplus Sat 15-Feb-14 19:39:57

So... what was it?! grin

not2nitedarling Tue 18-Feb-14 21:43:32

ummm. still haven't taken it in. doesn't make the noise when I turn corners just when approaching junction.

AnyFuckerHQ Tue 18-Feb-14 21:45:38

Brake pads ?

Have you looked to see if you can see bare metal through the holes in your wheel ? < technical >

superram Tue 18-Feb-14 21:46:19

For me it was worn brake pads and discs.

MrsBennetsEldest Tue 18-Feb-14 21:49:03

The bearings have gone.

not2nitedarling Tue 18-Feb-14 21:50:49

will have a look in the morn and thanks

AnyFuckerHQ Tue 18-Feb-14 22:04:56

Brake pads are best case scenario. Hope it is that smile

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